VSTStuff free audio-recorder | host by BelaDaddy Software

VSTStuff is a free audio recorder and host plugin developed by BelaDaddy Software. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

Play and record audio files, load VST effect plugins and connect these to the VSTStuff audio player.

Supported audio file formats: Wave files and OggVorbis audio files.


Open and play audio files.

Load Windows 32-bit, VST 2 and VST 3 audio effect plugins.

Record streamed audio data.

Record vocals using microphone.

Record Wave and OggVorbis audio files.


VST Shell

ZynAddSubFX free software-synthesizer by paulnasca 2

VST Shell is a free host application developed by Wild Front Ear. Compatible OS(s): macOS.

VST Shell allows you to play up to 4 VST instruments through a matrix of up to 4 VST fx, and send the lot to Pro Tools (or whatever) via ReWire. It also has a built in arpeggiator (which can be synced to a ReWire host).

  • Supports note, controller, program change, aftertouch and pitchbend input via the OMS MIDI port of your choice.
  • Arpeggiator and external input.
  • Allows you to use VST instruments in Pro Tools.
  • MultiVST Shell is a four-part multitimbral version, with a number of other improvements, such as assignable MIDI input and audio output and a 4 way matrix of VST plug-ins.

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vPlayer 2

vPlayer 2 free host by Digital Brain Instruments

vPlayer 2 is a free host Stand Alone application developed by Digital Brain Instruments. Compatible OS(s): Windows, macOS.

vPlayer 2 is a standalone software developed for quick testing new vst/au instruments without the need to use any DAW.

But also for playing a quick loading jam session with your friends using your favourite instruments, playing up to 4 instruments at same time using 1 to 4 different MIDI keyboards.


  • Play up to 4 vst/au instruments
  • Load 1 vst/au effect plugin on each instrument output
  • Load and save plugin presets
  • Master EQ
  • Recording

Free Download. More info at Digital Brain Instruments website.

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Usine free host by Sensomusic

Usine is a free host VST application developed by Sensomusic. Compatible OS(s): Windows.


uFXloops Music Studio DAW

uFXloops Music Studio DAW free daw | sequencer | host by ufxmedia

uFXloops Music Studio DAW is a free DAW developed by ufxmedia. Compatible OS(s): Android.

uFX loops Music Studio is an App for Song Sketching, Writing and production, based on samples and with an integrated community with over 2000 sounds supporting your ideas, directly downloadable within the App. uFX loops has new unique features you won’t find elsewhere. uFX loops is unique in the way you can play your compositions. Nothing is fix, everything can be combined and exchanged on the Pads in the Soundboard, following a non-linear approach to build up your songs.

Create your own Songs easily based on samples with the new uFX loops Music Studio. Import or Record your own Samples and edit them with the Wave Editor to define Loops, Melodic, Percussive Voice and Effect Samples. Use the integrated soundboard sequencer/mixer to loop, play and mix them all as you like, and adjust beat tempo realtime. Just load your sounds into the Pads of the Soundboard, define your Song parts and mix everything live. uFX loops Music Studio is more than a samples Beatmaker: Cool DAW studio features like drums, percussive and melodic instruments and patterns let you create individual rhythms and melodies / chords parts with ease, and projects, instruments, loops and samples can be shared with the uFXloops Community 24 hours a day, where you can find a growing number of samples, instruments and projects for downloading. Our DAW supports high Audio quality and any Music Style via its community, e.g. Electro, Hip Hop, Dubstep, Trance, Techno, Rock, R&B, Pop, Heavy Metal. Compose your Grooves and produce your mixes. 99 Tracks, 64 voices polyphonie.
Try it, uFX loops Music Studio offers unique new ways for create loops, patterns, instruments, part and songs, giving you tons of possibilites for your own ideas.

New Features since Version 1.20

Three FX processors per part, assignable to each slot
Master Reverb processor with three room types
FX and Reverb send level adjustable per slot
Shuffle Mode (adjustable)
Automation of Volume, Balance (soon also FX Send Levels, Reverb Switches…)
Sample In Slots Reverse Function, Start- and Endposition adjustable
Sequenced Slots.


Samples Import: WAV, OGG, AIF, MP3, 11 / 22 / 44,1 / 48 kHz, Mono/Stereo
Samples Editor with Click Track, Loop Flag and Audio Recorder
Instrument Editor for Melodic and Percussive Instruments
Pattern Editor for Melodic and Percussive / Drums Patterns
Pitch Shifters on several Layers
Live Tempo Shifting while Maintaining Pitch
Automatic Loop Point Finder with Cross Fade
Volume Mixer on Four Layers
Community Based Sound Library with fast search functions
Easy-To-Learn Soundboard Sequencer and Arranger
Projects, Parts and Recording Variants
Share Your Projects, Work Together on New Songs
Song Export to OGG.

..and last but not least: Our Community on https://www.ufxloops.com
We are actively developing new features, so stay tuned…



Tabletop free host | mixer by Retronyms

Tabletop is a free host and mixer application developed by Retronyms. Compatible OS(s): iOS.

Tabletop is a modular environment where you can mix and match different devices. Select from over 30 devices including samplers, mixers, effects, sequencers and more. Buy only the gear you need from an expanding catalog.

Plug the output of a keyboard into a delay to add an echo, or wire it up to a mixer and adjust the pan. Chain up multiple effects to create new and evolving sounds. Tabletop is an audio playground where you can create beats, compose songs, mix live, make mashups with samples from your iPod library… the possibilities are wide open.



SVArTracker free host by SVAr software

SVArTracker is a free host application developed by SVAr software. Compatible OS(s): Windows 64b.

SVArTracker is a modular VST/DirectX supporting tracker application.

Pattern Editor:

  • Customizable view.
  • Change track order, hide tracks and/or rows.
  • Restructure input mask for up to 9 notes and 9 effect columns per track.

Virtual Studio Scheme Editor:

  • Can load VST, VSTi, and DirectX DMO plugins.
  • Allows complex connections between placed sound components.
  • Routing of wave and control signal as you wish.
  • Cut/Copy/Paste enabled.

Pattern Order Editor:

  • Place patterns one by one or in parallel.
  • Stretch pattern duration, transpose notes, set repeat count, apply volume curve.

Flow Editor (static automation):

  • Allows parameter automation.
  • Create & place parameter change curves in the time line.
  • Ability to stretch curve, add or remove points while playing.

Effect Processor (dynamic automation):

  • Build complex automation for parameters and organize them on the tasks palette.
  • Tasks can be used as effects in the pattern effect column.

Function Variator:

  • Customize pattern hot keys for built-in functions (volume slide, shrink/expand selection, iterate instrument, transpose notes in selection…).

Audio Engine:

  • All internal operations are 32-bit floating point, except calculations requiring 64-bit floating-point precision.


  • DirectX wave and MIDI driver output.
  • Renders wave file (PCM16 PCM32 FLOAT32 at 22100-196000 Hz).



studio.M free daw | sequencer | host by Sound Trends

studio.M is a free DAW developed by Sound Trends. Compatible OS(s): iOS.

studio.M is a DAW application based on Sound Trends’ studio.HD app that offers 4 streaming audio tracks (upgradeable to 8) with 16-bit / 44.1 kHz recording, editing, extensive loop library and automated mixing with effects all controlled by a touch interface.

It includes an in-app Store with more loops by established 3rd parties and producers. The in-app “MX” upgrade adds 4-more audio tracks (8 total), 5 more effects and 130 more loops.


  • Up to 4 tracks (stereo or mono) of playback, upgradeable to 8 tracks (via in-app studio.Mx edition upgrade). Grab a drum loop, throw down a guitar part, add some overdubs and layer-on some cool textures then export the CD-quality audio recording to your Mac/PC if you want.
  • Increase/decrease the song tempo to conform audio to Project’s BPMs.
  • Included Loop Sets logically group loops in color-coded instrument parts (drums, bass, guitars, keys, etc.) that work well together. Loops can be auditioned at Project tempo.
  • Access to over 100 loops as Loop Sets spanning Trance, Hip-Hop, Breakbeat, Drum ’n’ Bass, Minimal, Progressive House, Reggaeton, Industrial, Rock, Pop, Funk and Country styles. Upgrade to MX for 130 more loops.
  • New loops available from well-known, major 3rd party providers plus boutique producers in in-app store.
  • Standard Cut, Copy Paste, Split and Crop functions are supported and operations intelligently snap to Bar/Beat based on Zoom level. The LOOP CONTROL BAR sets loop regions for recording and playback and serves as an edit tool to Cut/Copy/Paste whole verses/choruses. Easily loop/repeat audio to play longer. 10 levels of Undo prevent any big mistakes. Pull and pinch zoom plus double-touch to quickly Auto-Zoom your whole composition into view.
  • Each track has a volume fader and up to 4 real time effects – all with automation! You get Compression, Pan, Low/Hi Pass Filter and Reverb. Buy the studio.MX upgrade to add Delay, Flanger, Gate, Stutter, BitCrusher and Glitchy Repeater! An X-Y touch pad controls effect setting and automation.
  • New recordings associated with your project can be browsed, renamed and tagged with BPM. Delete recordings by simply dragging them off the timeline. Archive recordings, Projects, mixdowns and user-created custom loops to the computer.
  • Import/Export your own 44.1/16 bit WAV files via iTunes. Edit your studio.M recordings and add to your “My Loop” sets for reuse across multiple Songs/Projects.
  • Create your CD-quality mix and save it to your Mac/PC and post it for friends to hear.
  • Use Gruvtron or other apps to create new instrument parts and paste them to a track.


Smidy free!

Smidy free! free host by Frank Rittberger

Smidy free! is a free host application developed by Frank Rittberger. Compatible OS(s): Windows 64b.

Smidy free! is a MIDI sequencer and DAW able to host VST 3 plugIns and external MIDI hardware side by side. External MIDI hardware and MIDI files are supported as long as they apply to the GM, GS, XG or GM2 MIDI standards. Smidy comes along with a list editor and piano roll for editing the MIDI based sequence and a wave editor for editing wave files which can be integrated into the MIDI sequence for audio playback. In addition Smidy free! contains a VST 3 instrument plugIn (Smidy free! PlugIn) with 16 MIDI channels and 16 audio busses. Smidy free! follows the conception of classic linear MIDI sequencer editing.

Smidy free! is the little brother of Smidy full version.

Features of Smidy free!:

• (Like Smidy full version) Full project file load and save functionality!
• Piano roll
• List editor
• Import MIDI files
• VST 3 plugIn hosting*
• VST 3 instrument plugIn Smidy free! PlugIn V2 with 16 MIDI channels, 16 audio output busses, Multisamples: Piano, Clean E-Guitar, Drums, Muted E-Guitar, E-Bass, Accordion, Contrabass
• Audio recording and wave file integration into MIDI sequence
• Mass MIDI event changing functions
• Supported GS MIDI standard for GS MIDI files/GS devices*
• Supported XG MIDI standard for XG MIDI files/XG devices*
• Supported GM2 MIDI standard for GM2 MIDI files/GM2 devices*
• Supported INTEGRA-7 device*
• Wave editor
• MIDI monitor
• Virtual MIDI keyboard
• German and English user interface and manual.

* (maximum amount of simultaneous opened devices: 2)

Compared to Smidy full version, Smidy free! has no MIDI file export, no VST 3 Downmix and can only host 2 track output devices at the same time. Smidy free! PlugIn can’t play user defined multisamples.

But Smidy free! isn’t just a demo version. It has full project file load and save possibilities and the huge collection of GM2, GS, XG and INTEGRA-7 sysEx messages is unlimited available.



SequencAir free sequencer | host | software-synthesizer by Full Bucket Music

SequencAir is a free sequencer and host and software synthesizer Stand Alone, VST developed by Full Bucket Music. Compatible OS(s): Windows 64b, macOS.

SequencAir is a software step sequencer/synthesizer standalone application and VST plug-in for Microsoft Windows and Apple macOS. It is written in native C++ code for high performance and extremely low CPU consumption.

The main features of SequencAir are:

  • 16 chainable banks.
  • 16 sequencer steps per bank.
  • Individual controls for Note, Octave, Velocity, Gate, Skip, Mute plus two MIDI CCs or synth parameters per step.
  • Sync-to-host and Swing functions.
  • Optional Start/Stop/Transpose by MIDI Note command.
  • Additional built-in monophonic synthesizer.
  • Straightforward user interface.
  • MIDI Learn – all parameters can be controlled by MIDI CC.
  • Plug-in supports Windows and macOS (32-bit and 64-bit).